Friday, April 24, 2015

The Weekly Sneak: Yes, But Which Hugh Masekela Song?

So, the attacks on foreign immigrants in South Africa. What a mess, neh? But it has happened before. And it will happen again. There are deep dark issues driving all that killing rage, and a history of violence to draw from.

"What is happening in South Africa is happening everywhere at a different scale. What we get to do about that is mystifying. How does one balance between the ballot and the machete?"
But here's what I actually want to discuss: which Hugh Masekela song does one pick to accompany one's culturally-savvy pacifist rant? I have been keeping an eye on the old book of Faces and, yup, Bring Back Mandela is in the lead. I would have gone for "Stimela" because it is a-propos the whole immigrant-disenfrachised-economic mess thing. But then he did "Bring It Back" and, it says everything there is to say, as well as having a killer trumpet solo. 

A little birdie told me...

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